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  • 1. Social Software for Education: Collaborative Learning & Research Practices Rollins College, January 10, 2008 Donnie Sendelbach, Lake Forest College Bryan Alexander, NITLE
  • 2. Workshop Overview
      • 0. Introductions and overview
      • Web 2.0 and social software
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Social Bookmarking
      • RSS and aggregation
      • Next Steps
  • 3. Web 2.0 and Social Software
    • What is Web 2.0?
    • What is social software? Why “social?”
    • What do students use and how do they use it?
    • Overview
  • 4. How Can Social Software Help Students, Instructors & Researchers?
    • If students already know how to use these tools, what are instructors bringing to the table?
    • What is the pedagogical goal in using technology?
    • How can these technologies help research?
  • 5. Benefits of using social software
    • Students actively engage in creating content by interacting with others.
    • How People Learn
      • Moving from novice to master involves interacting actively with subject matter.
    • It can extend or enhance the classroom experience.
  • 6. More Benefits of Online Interaction
    • Quiet students sometimes dominate online.
    • Instructor may perceive where student has misunderstood material.
    • Guest speakers can participate.
    • Instructor can have class online when off campus.
  • 7. Benefits for Research
    • Scholars able to interact more with each other.
    • They can share resources and knowledge.
  • 8. Expectations
    • Students are expecting more use of social software at colleges.
    • Faculty should plan realistic use of software in small steps.
  • 9. Blog
    • Interactive online journal
      • Regular postings
      • Comments from readers
      • Writing for an audience
  • 10. Brainstorming
    • Would certain courses you teach benefit from a blog project?
    • How would you structure the assignment?
    • How could blogging help your research?
  • 11. Break We will start again at 3:00 p.m.
  • 12. Wikis
    • Easy-to-edit web page
    • Multiple editors
    • Changes recorded
  • 13. Brainstorming
    • How could you use a wiki in one of your courses?
    • How could you use a wiki with professional contacts?
  • 14. Social Bookmarking
    • People share resources on a common topic.
    • One discovers others’ bookmarks and their contact’s bookmarks and so on.
  • 15. RSS Feeds and Aggregation
    • “ Really Simple Syndication”
    • Way to collect new information automatically on a given topic/from a given source
    • Aggregator to gather RSS feeds into one web site for easy reading
  • 16. Wrap-Up
    • Next steps
      • What do you want to use?
      • How do you want to use it?
      • What help do you need?
  • 17. NITLE on the Web
    • NITLE
    • http://nitle.org
    • Liberal Education Today
    • http://b2e.nitle.org